Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 24. November 2012 at 3 p.m.

170 Lots
Exchange rate
0.810 GBP1 Euro
1.298 USD1 Euro
  • Tekke Ensi

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    • Lot112
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions170 x 130 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR3,050
    Good condition, original finishes all around.

    ENGELHARDT, EVA, Orientteppiche der Sonderklasse. Sammlerexemplare aus dem alten Rußland. Heidelberg 1990, pl. p. 87

    • Lot114
    • OriginSouth Persia
    • Dimensions208 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,100
    An antique Kerman workshop carpet presenting a garden design drawn in the city’s elegant style. In the yellow-ground field, a repeat of slim blue cypresses has been arranged within a dense network of flowering branches and shrubs, as well as many birds. – Selvedges replaced, both ends minimally reduced. Uniformly low pile.

    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L'Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 237

  • Azeri Kilim

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    • Lot115
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh region
    • Dimensions248 x 216 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Result EUR1,952
    A large single-panel Azeri kilim decorated in a repeat of hexagons containing spider designs (hooked diamonds) as well as smaller diamonds enclosing serrated diamonds. A narrow border of reciprocal trefoils. – Good condition.
  • Turkish Bokce

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    • Lot118
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia or West Anatolia
    • Dimensions120 x 120 cm
    • AgeCa. 1700
    • Result EUR9,760
    An Ottoman silk embroidery on a finely woven linen ground. Known as bokce, such square textiles were widely used in the Ottoman Empire. The precious cloths served various purposes, for instance as wraps for the turban when it was taken off in the home. The example offered here shows a delicate design of four light brown twigs placed in the corners of the field and decorated with semi-circular red poppy blossoms, azure carnations, hyazinths and small flowers. Judging by its elegant style of drawing and subtle palette, the piece dates from ca. 1700. The perfection of drawing and quality of the embroidery are captivating. – One missing area has been backed with fabric and is barely visible, very good overall condition.
  • Bokhara Suzani

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    • Lot119
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions161 x 121 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR7,320
    A classic Bokhara silk embroidery in the nim format composed of four panels, simultaneously embroidered by women in a family who worked to a pattern drawn on the foundation before the panels were joined. Differences in quality cannot be detected in the individual panels of this item; evidently all the embroiderers mastered their craft with equal perfection. Composed of green diagonal twigs, the diamond lattice in the field is filled with a variety of flowers; the border contains a sweeping vine that undulates around large circular blossoms. – The Suzani has been mounted and framed; the outer edge has been folded back, but has survived undamaged.
  • Kuba Sumakh

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    • Lot120
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions326 x 197 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR14,640
    In this large, red-ground sumakh, three huge Crivelli stars have been placed in octagonal compartments that are interspersed with horizontal dividing bars decorated with triangles at the ends. The border contains eight-pointed stars within octagonal surrounds. – Good condition, original finishes all around.

    THOMPSON, JON, Carpet Magic. The art of carpets from the tents, cottages and workshops of Asia. London 1983, pl. p. 18

  • Yomut Asmalyk

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    • Lot122
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions67 x 121 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR3,172
    An antique Yomut asmalyk of outstanding quality, finely woven in rich, glowing colours and a design of balanced proportions. Formerly in the Bechirian Collection, Paris. – Only minimal signs of age, very good overall condition, original finishes all around.
  • Chodor Main Carpet

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    • Lot123
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions298 x 207 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR9,760
    A Chodor main carpet of outstanding quality, more finely knotted than usual in excellent colours and velvety pile wool. The repeat of two types of diamond-shaped ertmen güls appears highly colourful as the güls display four colour variations in the composition: vertical rows of white and blue güls alternate with rows of blue and green güls. – Several repaired areas, full pile preserved, original finishes all around, including the wide kilim ends which have been backed with fabric.

    AZADI, SIAWOSCH, Turkoman Carpets And The Ethnographic Significance Of Their Ornaments. Fishguard 1975, no. 12 *** LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 64

  • Chasuble and Stole

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    • Lot125
    • OriginSouth Germany
    • Dimensions101 x 63 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 19th century
    • Result EUR537
    A silk damask embroidered in gold-wrapped thread and decorated with borders of gold brocade. The red “fiddleback” chasuble shows neo-Gothic tracery of the kind seen in church windows. The orphrey band and orphrey cross are edged in a wide gold trim in which the golden tracery is repeated. The centre of the orphrey cross is resplendent with a haloed golden chalice. – Its extraordinarily sober use of neo-Gothic designs dates this chasuble to the third quarter of the 19th century, when church buildings were widely constructed in the same style.
  • Sample Book

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    • Lot128
    • OriginJapan, Kyoto
    • Dimensions41 x 26,5 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR824
    A fragment of a sample book (te-hon-gire) for kimono fabrics. Sixteen plates and one cover bound in fabric have survived, presenting 76 fabric samples of the same quality as the following lot. Regrettably, the condition is not as good, and the colours have lost some of their freshness due to moisture. In its complete form, the sample book was an even more lavish product including features such as gold embossing. Provenance: Karl Friedrich Graf Eckbrecht von Dürckheim-Montmartin (1896-1988), who worked in the German diplomatic service in Japan from 1937 to 1945